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Imbedded backdoor reporter - I like it below the fold! AMERICAblog is soliciting suggestions for protest signs to commemorate the national Press Club's panel on blogging and journalism. Dirty cracks abound. Surely some of our resident wits can add to the ribaldry. (NSFW)
posted by madamjujujive (15 comments total)

 
i love this: ASK JEFF GANNON A QUESTION -- $200 PER HOUR!

lots of good ones there--it's appalling that they invited him as a journalist like them, and also that no one involved in the story's exposure is on the panel.

how about:
WHich Ones are the Real whorES here?
or: Guckert & NPC: Who gets to be the Top?
or: Oh, Are You Guys Sleeping With Rove Too?
(or With Mehlman Too?) (or With McClellan Too?)
posted by amberglow at 10:03 PM on March 29, 2005


TAP FOOT FOR JOURNALISM ACTION!
posted by trondant at 10:31 PM on March 29, 2005


It's all about getting press for the Press Club, isn't it? From the original Editor & Publisher article:

Dunham said "journalists should be given a chance to question him." Reminded that many reporters had interviewed Gannon in the past month, Dunham still believed his presence would be good for the event. "I want us to be on the news," he said. "I think it is better to have people ask any question they can ask."

The Press Club's Web site, however, does not tout the event as focusing on Gannon but rather as a discussion about the differences between "bloggers" and "journalists." In other words, it is a journalism panel, not a press conference featuring, say, a politician or author in the news...

Dunham hopes to have the panel covered by C-SPAN, but said no final decision by the cable channel had been made.


God, what a perfectly transparent hoot. Would anyone bother at all with the Press Club's event if Gannon *wasn't* there? Of course not. But the group can't admit that it's invited him simply to increase the chance of getting press coverage. So it insults anyone with half a brain - journalist, blogger and everyone in between - by pretending there really isn't a white elephant in the room. Meanwhile, Romenesko links an AJR article pointing to the Washington Post's "sharp circulation losses."

No, these two stories aren't related at all. Not at all.
posted by mediareport at 10:49 PM on March 29, 2005


Ach, my best Gannon quip is buried in a heap of prostrate emails.
posted by troutfishing at 11:32 PM on March 29, 2005


But, maybe the most tacky approach ? Signs ? No way : dancing human sized paper mache penises.
posted by troutfishing at 11:34 PM on March 29, 2005


eh, does anyone else miss the quick wit of mr. crash davis :-(

The new journalism: hollow, wallow & swallow
And you thought Watergate had plumbers?
Jeff Gannon: redefining the media release
posted by madamjujujive at 11:45 PM on March 29, 2005


Soft balls for sale - 8" and cut
posted by nofundy at 4:43 AM on March 30, 2005


I think I made some really amazing points.
posted by yerfatma at 4:48 AM on March 30, 2005


Man, I used to like the Press Club.
posted by graventy at 5:54 AM on March 30, 2005


Freak Show (Billmon)
posted by amberglow at 5:57 AM on March 30, 2005


National Press Corps: Now with even more Santorum?
NPC: Sponsored by AstroGlide
NPC: Destroying our own Profession so You Don't Have To
NPC: All the news that's 8" and cut
posted by amberglow at 6:00 AM on March 30, 2005


I can't help but giggle a little to myself every time someone uses the word "Santorum".

Actually I wonder how the Senator, who's already publicly equated homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality, feels about Mr. Gannon.
posted by clevershark at 6:31 AM on March 30, 2005


Ach, my best Gannon quip is buried in a heap of prostrate emails.

Shouldn't that be "prostate"?
posted by djfiander at 6:58 AM on March 30, 2005


AMERICAblog is soliciting suggestions for protest signs to commemorate the national Press Club's panel on blogging and journalism. Dirty cracks abound.

How about "Dirty cracks abound"?
posted by taz at 7:20 AM on March 30, 2005


NPC: we don't leave marks, only impressions
posted by clevershark at 7:25 AM on March 30, 2005


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